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Hecate Strait - southern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 30 March 2023

Today Tonight and Friday.

Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots diminishing to westerly 5 to 15 late this morning then increasing to south 20 to 30 this evening except west 15 to 20 over western sections Friday morning. Wind becoming southwest 15 to 20 Friday afternoon.

Scattered showers beginning late this morning changing to rain this evening then to showers Friday morning. Fog patches dissipating this morning.


Issued 04:00 AM PDT 30 March 2023
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 1 to 2 metres subsiding to 1 early this morning then building to 2 to 3 Friday morning. Seas subsiding to 2 Friday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 30 March 2023
Saturday Wind southwest 15 to 20 knots backing to southerly 10 to 15 in the morning then becoming variable 5 to 15 late in the day.
Sunday Wind northerly 15 knots increasing to northwest 15 to 25 late in the day.
Monday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots becoming northwest 10 to 20.

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Map of Pacific - South Coast marine weather areas South Nomad - 46036 Sentry Shoal - 46131 South Brooks - 46132 Halibut Bank - 46146 South Moresby - 46147 South Hecate Strait - 46185 West Sea Otter - 46204 La Perouse Bank - 46206 East Dellwood - 46207 Georgia Strait - 46303 English Bay - 46304 Discovery Island Esquimalt Harbour Kelp Reefs Malahat Race Rocks Lightstation Saturna Island Sheringham Point University of Victoria Victoria Gonzales Victoria Int'l Airport Ballenas Islands Campbell River Airport Comox Airport Entrance Island Fanny Island Nanaimo Airport Port Hardy Airport Sisters Islets Estevan Point Port Alberni Sartine Island Solander Island Tofino Airport Grief Point Howe Sound - Pam Rocks Powell River Airport Sechelt Squamish Airport Cape St.James Bella Bella Airport Bella Coola Airport Cathedral Point Herbert Island Point Atkinson Sand Heads Lightstation Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal Vancouver Int'l Airport Vancouver Harbour West Vancouver
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Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PDT 30 March 2023 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today weakening ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over Bowie.
By 10:00 a.m. PDT today dissipating ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over Haida Gwaii.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today frontal system located over Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Friday frontal system located from Haida Gwaii
to Explorer.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT Friday departing frontal system located over
Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:50 AM PDT 30 March 2023 The ridge of high pressure over Bowie weakens as it moves eastward,
and strong northerly winds over most of the outer waters will
diminish today.

A Pacific frontal system pushes into Bowie this afternoon and slides
southeastward tonight. By Friday morning, the system will lie from
Haida Gwaii to Explorer. Strong to gale force southerly winds are
expected ahead of the system. In its wake, winds shift to strong to
gale force westerly or northwesterly.

The frontal system reaches Vancouver Island Friday afternoon and
generates strong to marginal gale force southeasterly winds in the
Strait of Georgia. As the system departs the South Coast Friday
evening, strong to marginal gale force westerly winds develop in
Its wake in the Juan de Fuca Strait.

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